My longer bio:
Tony Padegimas has been an obvious and unapologetic nerd all of his life. He is also a geek and a wonk and he knows the difference. He has held close to 40 jobs. His non fiction writing chronicles sports, fitness, historical curiosities, technical theater (his day job), the inside guts of buildings and other topics by assignment. He has two hiking guides on the shelf, and has gained an expert level knowledge of camping in a hammock while researching them. Rhino Staging in Tempe keeps him employed as a Technical Director, and he has served on the board of the local chapter of the USITT. In his estimation, he drinks too much coffee and not nearly enough beer. He lives in Phoenix with his wife of 28 years, two children and a rotating cast of domestic mammals. He is, by his own reckoning, the second most famous Padegimas on the internet.
I can be reached at Xenos850 at gmail dot com, or by commenting below.